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Mole Cupcakes

Surprise your party guests with something they’ve never tried before.

45 Minutes
35 Minutes
1 Hour 20 Minutes


For the muffins:

  • 3 cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 salt teaspoon
  • 1 yeast tablespoon
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup chopped dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
  • ⅓ cup DOÑA MARÍA® Mole Original

For the whipped cream:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon DOÑA MARÍA® Mole Original
  • 1 Pastry bag with star strip


  1. In large bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, yeast and salt.
  2. In medium bowl, combine milk and lemon juice. Stir and let sit 15 minutes or until thickened.
  3. In electric mixer bowl at medium speed, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer running, add butter to egg mixture, beating continuously for 8 minutes.
  4. Add reserved milk and DOÑA MARÍA® Mole Original mix until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients to mixer bowl, beating at low speed 4 to 5 minutes or until well blended.
  6. Finely chop chocolate and spread over dough.
  7. In small saucepan at medium heat, place chocolate until melted. Pour into muffin pan up to a third of capacity.
  8. Heat oven 20 minutes to 350ºF, place muffin tin cups into oven.
  9. In manual mixer at medium speed, whip cream and sugar until cream shaped form. Fill pastry bag with a star tip.
  10. In large bowl using an electric mixer, whip cream and sugar just until stiff peaks form.
  11. Top cupcakes with whipped cream.